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*Please note: All of our Road Ready offices are CASHLESS*

For those wishing to obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT with a Non-English Speaking Background we provide a course that is specifically tailored to incorporate the need for translation. The course cost is $187.75 this includes all course materials and 4 attempts at the Road Rules knowledge test.There is a Mandarin interpreter on hand at the course; those who speak another language are welcome to bring a friend or relative with them to assist in the translation.

One of our interpreters is then provided, at a date and time suitable to the participant to assist with the Road Rules Knowledge Test.

  • 1st Session -Knowledge test and interpreter included in course price
  • 2nd Session -Knowledge test and interpreter included in course price
  • $42.75 for all further attempts and will need to pay additional fee for interpreter:$180.31 Monday to Friday and $288.25 Saturday

To obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT you must:

  • be at least 15 years and 9 months of age
  • Attend the workshop in its entirety. Participants need to attend all the allocated workshop times. In the event that some sessions are not completed, participants will not be able to pass the course until the time has been made up.
  • Pass the computer based Road Rules Knowledge Test - you can use the practice test to get ready.

Road Ready is a classroom program that includes a variety of interactive activities designed to help make young people aware of issues relating to safer road use before they begin to learn to drive. The course includes a range of problem solving and decision-making sessions, statistical analysis, group tasks and research assignments.

This course will alert you to many skills required for safe driving and to the hazards out there on the roads. It will also provide you with an understanding of the process for obtaining both a Learner and Provisional License.

What to bring to the course:

You must show the correct proof of identity and residency at the time of the course, these same documents should also be taken with your completed course certificates and Road Rules Knowledge Test certificate with you to an Access Canberra Service Centre to be issued with your learner driver licence.

We understand that some participants are genuinely unable to provide Proof of Residency, in these scenarios please inform the facilitator during the course. When you attend an Access Canberra Service Centre to have your license issued a Customer Service Manager at the Access Canberra Service Centre may accept a statutory declaration completed by a 'Verifying Person'. "Genuinely unable" is not constituted because a person will be inconvenienced by the delay, difficulty or expense of getting documentation from a relevant source.

Once you have your learner driver licence you can learn to drive with a driving instructor, parents, relations or friends provided that the licensed driver holds a full Australian driver licence. The full driver licence must be the type required for the vehicle the learner is driving.

A learner licence lasts for 2 years, but must be held for at least 6 months before being able to obtain a provisional driver licence. You must display "L" plates at all times when driving.


On-line bookings can be made by selecting the book now button at the top of the screen next to your preferred location. All available course dates are displayed, a Visa or MasterCard payment is required at the time of booking.When booking select the language to receive correspondence in another language.

Telephone bookings can be made by contacting North office 6103 0463 or South office 61090152 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. A Visa or MasterCard payment is required at the time of booking.

In person bookings can be made by visiting Road Ready Centre North office, 4/54 Hoskins St, Mitchell or Road Ready Centre South office, 70 Dundas Court, Phillip, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. An EFTPOS or a Visa or MasterCard payment is required at the time of booking.


Cancellations without 48 hours notice will incur a $50 Fee. All refunds are issued via the same method paid except cash when a cheque which will be forwarded to you within 2 working days.